With the gang at another coffee shop today. I'm finding that sketching folks is fun!
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Trying to find my grove! Simple or detailed? Not sure what my style will be, but I am learning a lot from the more experienced gang of Tri City Sketchers.
At Roaster's in Richland today. I kind of really enjoy my coffee just a tad bit more with the smell of graphite and ink.
Hey Dave what was that eraser you suggested again?
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
This first drawing was inspired by Jim's wild painting!
I figured a crooked lamp on a table at Roasters fit the style...
Here are a few of the TONS of Sketchers who showed up today - WHOO HOO!
What a group!
Cyndi is on the left (a little over-sized), then there's Regular Dave, and the new Patti.
These coffee cups were all over the tables we were drawing on - lovely!
I saw this coffee maker this morning in Roaster's Coffee where the Wednesday Morning USkTC group met to do some sketching. It reminded me of some industrial complex sitting on a hilltop so I tried to portray it as such. Then I added the watercolors in this splotchy style hoping to lend some atmosphere to the piece. I'm liking the energy and expressive qualities I'm getting with this splotchy painting thing. For me, it seems to free the image to move about the page, sorta.
6x9 Super Aquabee Sketchbook, ink, watercolors
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
As I continue on my journey into looseness, some really interesting and fun things sometimes happen. Such was the case with these two sketches.
The one of the bottom was the first, and the one that took the most amount of time in both laying down the lines and the color. Each person is represented in totality however, no compositing of multiple people to each figure as I used to do frequently.
The one on top was a blast: both in the fun doing it, and in the speed of laying it down - the main group of four people in the middle in just over 4 minutes - really fast. The other three people and the background were added afterwards. Adding the color may have taken 3 minutes.
|One of the fastest sketches I have ever done, and one of the most joyful to do.|
|Slower sketching, but quick enough to capture the whole person.|
6x9 Super Aquabee Sketchbook, ink, and watercolors
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Thursday, November 28, 2013
My offering for today's USkTC challenge to do something having to do with the Thanksgiving day feast. It's similar to the one I did last year, but not exactly the same. Rav reviews about how juicy and tender the breast meat turned out. A good overnight brining and master chef work at the smoker...yeah, right... Oh, it was onion, apple slices, peeled oranges and orange peels stuffed inside for aromatics and then tossed afterwards.